Blind River Digital Collection
The Norgoma - Manitoulin Island Ferry, Circa 1970


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
A postcard showing the MS Norgoma. The Norgoma was built in 1950 and was originally a steam ship used for packages and passenger transportation. It also had a limited capacity to be used as a car transport. The first leg of its lifetime was a once a week run between Owen Sound and Sault Ste. Marie. In 1963 it was retrofitted with diesel engines and in 1964 was transferred to being used between Tobermory and South Bay Mouth on Manitoulin Island. Its service continued until 1974 when it was replaced by the newer and larger MS Chi-Cheemaun.
Date of Original:
Summer 1970
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2055
Collection:
Sellers Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
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The Norgoma - Manitoulin Island Ferry, Circa 1970


A postcard showing the MS Norgoma. The Norgoma was built in 1950 and was originally a steam ship used for packages and passenger transportation. It also had a limited capacity to be used as a car transport. The first leg of its lifetime was a once a week run between Owen Sound and Sault Ste. Marie. In 1963 it was retrofitted with diesel engines and in 1964 was transferred to being used between Tobermory and South Bay Mouth on Manitoulin Island. Its service continued until 1974 when it was replaced by the newer and larger MS Chi-Cheemaun.